'You don't feel safe no more': 16-year-old fatally shot near Sherman and Burleigh in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 16-year-old boy shot to death early Monday morning, Sept 13, is now the latest victim to gun violence in the city of Milwaukee.

The victim was identified by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office as Rydell Ards-King. He was a sophomore at John Marshall High School.

Ards-King was killed near Sherman Boulevard and Burleigh Street. Eula Gibson lives across the street from the scene. She said it's a scene too common in Milwaukee. 

"You don't feel safe no more."

According to the medical examiner's office, Ards-King is the 19th homicide victim this year in the 17 and under age group. This, compared to 28 homicides in 2020, 11 in 2019, seven in 2018 and 12 in 2017.

"It's bad, it's bad, so many accidents, so many people running and killing people, even down Sherman. At times it's just like the freeway, that's how crowded it be," Gibson said.

Sibson worries about the number of shootings in the Sherman Park area, wondering if it will ever turn around.

"It's uncomfortable, so whatcha going to do? You just have to talk and watch and pray," said Sibson. 

The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain under investigation. 

Milwaukee police are looking for unknown suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous.

Meantime, the family has planned a vigil for Monday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the shooting scene.

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